Littleton Public Schools Website Accessibility Policy
The Littleton Public Schools are committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities. All pages on the District website will conform to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.
The District Equity Coordinator is directed to establish procedures whereby students, parents, and members of the public may present a complaint regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II related to the accessibility of any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District or third party vendors and open sources.
With regard to the Littleton Public Schools website and any official Littleton Public Schools web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through third party vendors and open sources, the Littleton Public Schools is committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II so that students, parents and members of the community with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any Littleton Public Schools programs, services, and activities delivered online.
Website Accessibility Concerns, Complaints and Grievances
A student, parent or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 or Title II related to the accessibility of any official Littleton Public Schools web presence that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the Littleton Public Schools, third party vendors and/or open sources may complain directly to a school administrator or the school. Complaints should be submitted in writing, via email, or by using the Website Accessibility Complaint/Request Form, however, a verbal complaint or grievance may be made. When a school administrator receives the information, they shall immediately inform the Technology Coordinator(s). The Technology Coordinator(s) will immediately inform the District Equity Coordinator that an initial complaint or grievance has been received.
Whether or not a formal complaint or grievance is made, once the Littleton Public Schools has been notified of inaccessible content, effective communication shall be provided as soon as possible to the reporting party to provide access to the information. The Complainant should not have to wait for the investigation of the complaint to be concluded before receiving the information that he/she was unsuccessful in accessing.
The formal ADA non-compliance complaint should include the following:
- Date of the Complaint
- Description of the problem encountered
- Web address or location of the problem page
- Solution desired
- Contact information in case more details are needed (email and phone number)
The complaint or grievance will be investigated by the Technology Coordinator(s) or another person designated by the District Equity Coordinator. The student, parent, or member of the community shall be contacted no later than five (5) working days following the date the website accessibility compliance coordinator receives the information. The procedures to be followed are:
- Best efforts will be made to complete an investigation of the complaint within fifteen (15) working days.
- The investigator shall prepare a written report of the findings and conclusions within five (5) working days of the completion of the investigation.
- The investigator shall contact the Complainant upon conclusion of the investigation to discuss the findings and conclusions and actions to be taken as a result of the investigation.
- A record of each complaint and grievance shall be maintained at the Littleton Public Schools office. The record shall include a copy of the complaint or grievance filed, report of findings from the investigation, and the disposition of the matter.